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Formative Assessment In The Math Class: How To Weave It Into Your Daily Practice


Often when we teach math we don’t really know if students ‘get it’ or not until we give a quiz or test and then it might be too late as you are moving on to new material.   Sound familiar? This dilemma is something I hear often from teachers and it is how many students …

Navigating a Class Through a Differentiated Task


Letting students struggle, persevere and even fail is integral to helping them learn problem solving skills.   Helping students improve their problem solving abilities can be done by learning how to question and guide students through problem solving activities that help them to develop better understanding. We also need to give them the time to …

Examples of Differentiated Tasks: A Way to Meet the Needs of a Range of Abilities in One Class


What is a differentiated task?   A differentiated task is a question or activity that allows for multiple entry points as well as multiple ways to solve. One of the purposes of using differentiated tasks is to meet the needs of the varying ability levels of students that we often find in a single math …